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April 16,  2017   -   Elvis Express Radio
Elvis is in the building, well his waxwork that is!

Madam Tussauds in Nashville have brought together Elvis Presley, Carl Perkins, Johnny Cash and Jerry Lee Lewis and have reformed that legendary Jam session which took place
on December 4th 1956 at 706 Union Avenue, of more famously known as 'The Million Dollar Quartet'.

Below is how the Nashville Tussauds website describes these legends...

Become a part of history as you step into the room with our legendary quartet during the recording of an impromptu jam session in the mid-1950's in Southwest Tennessee.  You
can almost see the music as it was during this historic scene.  
The historic Jam session start with, Perkins, who was in the studio on December 4, 1956, to record a follow-up to his hit from, “Blue Suede

Do you know these little facts about Carl Perkins?

Born Carl Lee Perkins near Tiptonville, Tennessee in 1932, the son of the only white sharecropper (Fonie "Buck" Perkings)on a cotton
plantation and Louise Brantley

At 13 he performed a song that he had written, Movie Magg, at a local talent show and won

Carl Perkins appeared in the 1985 film Into The Night and won the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1986 for Blue Suede Shoes
At the time of the famous Million Dollar quartet recording, Cash was already a star after his breakthrough hits, like “I Walk The Line” (1956).

Did you know this about the young Johnny Cash?

Upon first meeting Johnny Cash for the first time, Sam Phillips, the producer of his first records, thought that Johnny had made up his last

name. It sounded like “Johnny Dollar” or “Johnny Guitar.”

Born in 1932 in Arkansas, Johnny Cash grew up in a poor farming community and joined the Air Force in 1950

Singer and songwriter Johnny Cash was born J. R. Cash on February 26, 1932, in Kingsland, Arkansas. The son of poor Southern Baptist
Playing piano for a $15 session fee was the brash, wild, but not-yet-famous Jerry Lee Lewis

Fun facts about the "Great Balls of Fire" artist

Jerry Lee Lewis was born on September 29th, 1935, in Ferriday, Louisiana. He began playing the piano at age 9, copying the styles of
preachers and black musicians that traveled through the area

He taught himself to play piano and sang in church growing up. Lewis listened to such radio shows as the Grand Ole Opry and Louisiana
Hayride. Jimmie Rodgers, Hank Williams and Al Jolson were some of his early influences

He was sent to a religious school, but was soon thrown out shortly thereafter -- he did a boogie version of a song about Jesus, something
the school could not accept
Elvis Aaron Presley was an American singer and actor. Regarded as one of the most significant cultural icons of the 20th century

Did you know this about “The King”?

On January 8, 1935, Elvis Aron (later spelled Aaron) Presley was born at his parents’ two-room house in East Tupelo, Mississippi, about 35
minutes after his identical twin brother, Jesse Garon, who was stillborn

In 1957, at the age of 22. Elvis shelled out $102,500 for Graceland, the Memphis mansion that served as his home base for two decades

Elvis was a part of the "Million Dollar Quartet" recording of an impromptu jam session involving Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Johnny
Cash made on December 4, 1956, at the Sun Record Studios in Memphis